on January 6, 2020 | Last updated January 6, 2020
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (2)
The vast scale and reach of YouTube allows everyone and anyone to create content and upload it for the world to see, and that includes musicians. Enter Kenny Young (stylized as Kennyoung), a 21-year old one-man music machine hailing from South Korea. Kenny isn't quite in the mainstream, only boasting almost 17,000 subscribers at the time of this custom, but his talent can only be compared to being a diamond in the rough.
While best known for producing covers of various pop-punk/electronic tracks, "Homicide" is arguably one of Kenny's best original songs, sporting an alternative punk sound reminiscent of pop-punk/emo bands of the early 2000's. The lyrics (as explained by Kenny himself) don't necessarily have that much meaning, and are relatively simple: a killer killing for the sake of letting the naive people around him know that this world is not the paradise as it may seem; essentially, he's trying to save us from what in his mind is a dark, twisted world. But that's what a killer thinks-- the world is great as it is! ... right?
Ahem, moving along. Let's break down this song one instrument at a time. Let's start with guitar, the star of this track. The main gist of this track is the constant 16th chops, the chorus boasting them en masse. The solo on this track is pretty damn good, too, featuring string-bends galore. This song is pretty dang fast (194 BPM 4/4), so don't expect a slow ballad of any sort.
Drums is next on our list. You're gonna call the kick drum your best friend on this track, as practically every beat has a kick note, with the exception of half-beat notes, which also happen to be fairly common. The whole beat has a sort of triplet feel, and that's certainly expressed on the snare rolls. It's certainly a fun chart, although don't expect it to be easy.
While I've been hyping up guitar and drums, bass isn't necessarily that interesting, although it keeps a steady groove throughout the song. There is, however, a fast triplet orange note strum just before the end of the guitar solo, which is arguably enough to bump the rating up a dot.
Finally, we come to vocals. Kenny's high-pitched vocals may confuse the average listener, and I can confirm right now that Kenny is in fact a dude (it's the whole Kellin Quinn talk again...). Gender talks aside, he performs exceptionally well on this track, ranging from his sweet high notes to brutal screaming. The difficulty rating here is explained by fast notes in the verses, as well as being generally jam-packed with singing.
Overall, this is a solid track for any instrument, and I highly recommend you check out Kenny's other music, he's such a talented, underrated musician, and I really wish more people knew about him.
You can buy the single here: [font=Roboto][size=4]ttps://kennyoung.bandcamp.com/track/homicide[/size][/font]
And why not consider subscribing to his YouTube channel for more quality content?: [font=Roboto][size=4][url="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dViO9ogcMViU7hYAxKjbw?sub_confirmation=1"]http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dViO9ogcMViU7hYAxKjbw?sub_confirmation=1[/url][/size][/font]